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10.3 Format

Formats are advanced scripting feature which allows for extending idest output by writing an appropriate script in Scheme. A format is invoked using the --format (-H) command line option. The format name is given as argument to that option. Similarly to the --source option, the --format option stops further argument processing and passes the rest of arguments to the format module, which is supposed to remove its option arguments and leave only input file names. For example:

$ idest --format=framelist -Q -l *.mp3

This example invokes idest with the ‘framelist’ format (see framelist). The -Q and -l flags are format options.